river bottom


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Noun1.river bottom - a channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a riverriver bottom - a channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a river
bed, bottom - a depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
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His misses at so short a distance were practically non-existent, nor would he have missed this time but for an accident occurring at the very instant that his finger tightened upon the trigger--an accident to which Meriem owed her life--the providential presence of a water-logged tree trunk, one end of which was embedded in the mud of the river bottom and the other end of which floated just beneath the surface where the prow of Malbihn's canoe ran upon it as he fired.
Tarzan had almost reached the point where the trail debouched upon the open river bottom when he saw a family of lions approaching along the path from the direction of the river.
The Big and Little Salmon rivers were throwing mush-ice into the main river as they passed, and, below the riffles, anchor- ice arose from the river bottom and coated the surface with crystal scum.
As they proceeded up the river, they began to encounter dredges at work, biting out mouthfuls of the sandy river bottom and heaping it on top of the huge levees.
Be all this as it may: the course of our party of bee hunters is to make a wide circuit through the woody river bottoms, and the patches of forest on the prairies, marking, as they go out, every tree in which they have detected a hive.
Contract awarded for Safety Center pending fresh water river bottom line, fairlead repair and installation
West added: "When the Blanco River used to rise, you had pastures out there, and ranchers had to get cattle out of the river bottom.
She said BoBrook Farms of Roland will be selling its River Bottom Winery wine at the market.
Swinging my heavily loaded backpack onto my shoulder, I set out across the dark plain, headed for a distant river bottom I knew well.
We also found a cheap local motel we could use as a base of operations as we hunted up and down the river bottom.
But a strong current and choppy waters were complicating the task, Saiful said, while the depth of the water and the thick sand encrusting the river bottom added to the difficulty.
Through educational efforts directed at the public, the media, elected officials, and political candidates, the coalition seeks to ensure that the actual cleanup of the river bottom begins by January 2017, midway through the next DC mayor's term.